USA Curling

Apr 23 USA drops third straight at 2009 World Mixed Doubles Championship

April 23, 2009, 11 a.m. (ET)

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) - The Americans' losing streak skidded to three straight as USA's Brady and Cristin Clark fell to Sweden this afternoon, 9-4, at the 2009 World Mixed Doubles Championship at the Olympic Ice Stadium in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

The Clarks (Lynnwood, Wash.) kept the match close with the Swedish duo of Andreas Prytz and Sofia Gustafsson. Tied 3-3 after five ends, the Swedes would score two three-enders to send the Americans to another loss. The U.S. now sits at 2-5 in the round robin standings. China continues to lead the green pool at 6-1.

The playoffs begin Friday with the gold- and bronze-medal games set for Saturday. This is the second year of this world championship event. The Americans finished 15th last year. The 2010 World Mixed Doubles will take place in Chelyabinsk, Russia, in conjunction with the 2010 World Senior Championships.

Game scores: Sweden 9, USA 4; Czech Republic 8, Poland 4; Latvia 7, Slovakia 5; Korea 8, Spain 6; Japan 9, Austria 4

Line score:

*USA                020 010 10        4

Sweden             101 103 03        9

*last stone in first end

 

Standings:

Green Group:

China                6-1

Sweden             6-2

Hungary            5-2

Denmark           4-2

Estonia              3-4

Korea                3-4

USA                  2-5

Norway             2-6

Spain                1-6

 

Blue Group:

*Switzerland     7-0

Czech Rep.        5-2

Poland               5-2

France              4-3

Latvia                4-3

Austria             3-4

Japan                3-4

Slovakia            1-6

Wales               0-8

 

Red Group:

Canada             6-0

Finland              6-1

New Zealand      4-2

Scotland            4-2

Russia               3-3

Australia            2-4

Italy                  2-5

England             2-6

Bulgaria             0-6

*clinched playoff spot

 

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